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Contract signed for offshore emergency response software: Sea/response

AJOT | May 13, 2019 | Energy | Maritime | Technology

Oil Spill Response Limited (OSRL), on behalf its Subsea Well Intervention Services (SWIS) members (which include BP, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, Exxonmobil, Equinor, Petrobras, Shell, and Total) is pleased to announce that it has entered into a licence with Maritech Services Ltd (Maritech) for the provision of an offshore emergency response software tool: Sea/response. Sea/response uses its patented technology to identify emergency vessels and equipment most suitable for and closest to a well or drill location. In the event of an offshore emergency, Sea/response will enhance energy company operational preparedness whilst aiming to reduce environmental damage and meet the needs of regulators. Maritech worked with OSRL and their SWIS members to tailor certain specifications of Sea/response to meet the members’ multi-mission requirements covering Capping & Containment, Offset Installation Equipment (OIE), and Relief Well Drilling. Maritech is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Clarkson plc. Andrew Worrall, Senior Technical Specialist, BP Capping and Containment, said: “This is a great example of OSRL recognising an opportunity to increase their service level for subscribers. The Sea/response portal’s use of intelligent data not only facilitates significant reductions in incident response times, but also allows for real-time monitoring of mutual aid vessel availability, particularly in remote locations, giving operators visibility of any emerging risks and allowing them to react accordingly.” Chris Lund, SWIS Technical Manager added: “I’m pleased to see how the combination of the Sea/response software and the various Source Control Mission Plans found in the SWRP Capping & Containment Guidelines, available only to the SWIS subscribers, have created such a valuable tool to the industry – ensuring that operators have a full insight of the vessels of opportunity in the region during preparedness planning and response situations. This tool is now available to the industry and may significantly reduce response times when every minute counts, and the number one priority is to stop the release of hydrocarbons to the environment as quickly as possible.” Sea Response_Desktop - Map with vessels 2 Sea/response spokesperson, Paul Love, adds: “We are delighted to have secured OSRL’s SWIS members as users of Sea/response. As a collective, OSRL includes over 40 individual energy companies and to have their SWIS members on board with Sea/response really demonstrates the value that technology can bring to emergency situations and the shipping industry generally. It provides us with great confidence for the adoption of future technology releases that we bring to the market.”

AmeraMex International reports Q1 revenue of $2.6 million

AJOT | May 13, 2019 | Project / Heavy Lift

How slow can you go?

AJOT | May 13, 2019 | Maritime | Liner Shipping
Kalmar to extend AutoRTG system at Dublin Ferryport Terminals to further improve operational efficiency

AJOT | May 13, 2019 | Ports & Terminals | Equipment and Tech

Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has concluded an agreement with Dublin Ferryport Terminals (DFT) to extend the Kalmar AutoRTG system at the terminal with two new AutoRTG cranes. The order was booked in Cargotec's 2019 Q2 order intake, with delivery of the machines scheduled to be completed during Q2 of 2020.
Damen and Wilson Sons complete shallow dive support vessel conversion in Brazil

AJOT | May 13, 2019 | Maritime

In April Damen and Wilson Sons Estaleiros completed the conversion of platform supply vessel Fulmar to a shallow dive support vessel (SDSV).

Alaska Air Group April 2019 operational result summary

AJOT | May 13, 2019 | Air Cargo | Airlines
World class logistics warehouses come to Mozambique

AJOT | May 13, 2019 | Logistics

Agility’s warehouse parks makes doing business easier and less risky and therefore attracts new multinational companies to come to Mozambique
RRS uses Hydra-Slide fleet to install transformer

AJOT | May 13, 2019 | Project / Heavy Lift

Portsmouth, UK-based lifting, transport and storage specialist Rapid Response Solutions (RRS) overcame a series of challenges to install a 45,000kg transformer at East Cowes Power Station on the Isle of Wight recently.

Descartes acquires CORE Transport Technologies

AJOT | May 13, 2019 | Logistics | Shipping Technology
WinGD WiDE Pilot Project commended for industry impact

AJOT | May 13, 2019 | Maritime | Technology

A collaborative pilot project undertaken by WinGD and ship management company Enterprises Shipping & Trading to demonstrate the power of WinGD’s Integrated Digital Expert (WiDE) predictive maintenance technology onboard the crude oil tanker Energy Triumph has been recognized for its industry impact.
Flagships project to deploy two hydrogen vessels

AJOT | May 13, 2019 | Maritime | Technology

The European innovation project Flagships has been awarded 5 Million Euros from the EU to support deploying two commercially operated zero-emission hydrogen fuel cell vessels in France and Norway.
Alewijnse introduces AIViVi: a unique virtualization and visualization platform for the maritime industry

AJOT | May 13, 2019 | Maritime | Technology

Alewijnse has introduced a unique virtualization and visualization platform for use on trailing suction hopper dredgers.

Ports Association Expresses Concerns Over Tariff Increases

AJOT | May 13, 2019 | Ports & Terminals
VMA announces 2019 Port Champion and Distinguished Service Awards during 99th Annual Banquet in Norfolk, VA

AJOT | May 13, 2019 | Maritime

US Coast Guard, US Customs & Border Protection, US Dept. of Agriculture and Nation Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration presented 2019 “Port Champion” awards.
UTC Overseas praises actions to restore full functionality of U.S. Export-Import Bank

AJOT | May 13, 2019 | Maritime

But warns more challenges lie ahead
U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao commemorates the 150th Anniversary of the Golden Spike Ceremony

AJOT | May 13, 2019 | Intermodal | Rail

Notes contributions of diverse workforce, especially 12,000 or more workers of Chinese heritage who made the Transcontinental Railroad possible
Trump Warns China Impasse to Worsen If Xi Retaliates on Tariffs

Bloomberg | May 13, 2019 | International Trade

President Donald Trump threatened that the trade standoff with China will “get worse” if there is retaliation for U.S. tariffs that go into effect on Chinese goods Monday.

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